PIERRE, S.D. (KEVN) - South Dakota’s secretary of state has rejected petitions for an initiated amendment to the state constitution, establishing open primary elections.
According to a release from the secretary of state, less than 69 percent of the signatures were valid.
“An Initiated constitutional amendment requires 27,741 valid signatures in order to be placed on the ballot,” Secretary of State Shantel Krebs said. “This initiated constitutional amendment petition included 37,197 signatures. We reviewed a random sample of signatures, and only 68.57 percent (37,197 x 68.57 percent = 25,505 valid signatures, not meeting the 27,741 signatures required) were found to be valid.”
A rejected petition can be challenged in court.
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